Posted by Jeremy Garson on August 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM
When COVID-19 upended the world in late March and sent America into lockdown, we asked ourselves how we could best serve our members and supporters during these tumultuous times. We decided that the best course of action was to focus on informing our supporters of the various coronavirus-related resources being produced by Bridge Alliance members.
To do this, we turned “The Weekly Update” into “The Daily Resource” so that Bridge Alliance supporters would have access to new resources and information on a timely basis. We also created the COVID-19 Resource Packet (now the Crisis Recovery Guide) so that supporters could find the resources they needed to learn about the novel coronavirus, take advantage of the CARES Act, adjust their family/work/school life, continue to strengthen democracy, etc.
Additionally, we ramped up our efforts to encourage diversity in the healthy self-governance movement. Those efforts included a labor and time-intensive report on diversity in the movement, which examined diversity among Bridge Alliance member leaders and identified areas for growth.
At the same time, we made the decision to stop focusing on and publishing weekly blog posts (both our newsletters and our members’ posts). We felt that, given our limited bandwidth, the healthy self-governance movement would be better served by amplifying crisis resources and expanding our diversity efforts.
We believe that the Recovery Guide and our diversity efforts are still vital. However, we’ve reached a level that is now easily maintained. Accordingly, we will once again be publishing weekly blog posts and a modified newsletter.
Thank you for your support throughout this challenging year and we look forward to continuing to be your guide to the healthy self-governance movement.